Sunset Reading Features Short-Fiction Rising Stars

As part of the Sunset Reading Series, Kevin Moffett and Corinna Vallianatos will be reading short fiction on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 4 p.m. at the Chapel of Our Lady Restoration. The Chapel is located at 45 Market St. in Cold Spring. The reading is free and will be followed by a wine & cheese reception.

Corinna Vallianatos’s story collection, My Escapee, won the 2011 AWP Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction, judged by Jhumpa Lahiri, and is forthcoming in October from the University of Massachusetts Press. Her stories have appeared in Tin House, McSweeney’s, A Public Space, Epoch, The Gettysburg Review, and elsewhere.

Kevin Moffett is the author of two books, Permanent Visitors, which won the John Simmons Short Fiction Award, and Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events. He is a frequent contributor to McSweeney’s, and his stories and essays have appeared in Tin House, American Short Fiction, The Believer, A Public Space, The Best American Short Stories, and elsewhere. He has received the National Magazine Award, the Nelson Algren Award, the Pushcart Prize, and a literature fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts. The Silent History, a collaborative multi-part narrative he’s written with Matt Derby and Eli Horowitz, will be released as an app for mobile devices in fall 2012.

Richard Russo wrote of Moffett: “The first thing you notice reading the stories in Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events is the author’s extraordinary range — of expertise, technique, imagination and wit. There doesn’t seem to be much Kevin Moffett can’t do.”

Sam Lipsyte on Moffett: “Kevin Moffett’s stories are stealth heartbreakers, as well as wonders of sly detail and perfect tone. He’s writing some of the best short fiction around.”

For more information please visit sunsetreadings.org or call Rebekah Tighe at 845-265-4555.


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